Tags » Origin Stories

In The Middle Of Things

It’s as good as any place to start. But where, exactly, is the middle of things?

I am in the process of proving to my current proscriber of pills that the medication I’m taking isn’t working any more (if it ever did.) 1,277 more words

Origins (Part 3): The Westinboro Chronicles

When I was in 6th grade, my mom borrowed from the library a worn VHS tape of the 1967 version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew… 1,236 more words

Origin Story

Origins (Part 1): Me and the Loch Ness Monster

When I was in second grade, my teacher Miss Fisher gave me and each of my classmates a few sheets of storytelling paper. If you aren’t familiar, it’s a large sheet of paper with three sets of wide lines at the bottom—you know, the kind with the dotted line in the middle so you know where to stop your lowercase letters—and space at the top for an illustration. 491 more words

Origin Story

Unbreakable (2000) - Review

Before all of the Superhero mania started with the studios falling over each other to make billions of dollars, there was Unbreakable. Around the time when M. 482 more words


Origin Story: Randulf, part 2

In last week’s post, I presented the backstory for Randulf, a Lovecraftian warlock in Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. This is part of a series of blog posts I’m calling “Origin Stories,” in which I’ll present the lore and mechanics behind characters in D&D and other RPG systems. 989 more words

5th Edition Dungeons And Dragons

bless you

I don’t remember learning how to love, originally.  I only remember the origins of little love-habits.

I remember holding onto my stuffed elephant, tucked safely in my right arm always– a light grey beast with pink-tinted ears. 767 more words

My Name Is Ra.

Origin Story: Randulf, part 1

This is a type of post I’ll do occasionally in which I discuss characters I’ve created. I’ve had fun coming up with backstories and translating them into game mechanics, so I thought others may be interested to read them. 970 more words

5th Edition Dungeons And Dragons